"Reducing schools to a single number obscures both what they are best at and what they need to improve upon."
To help build a more comprehensive system for measuring school quality that goes beyond test scores, the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Educational Assessment asked people who had a close-up view of what happens day-to-day in schools – teachers, principals, district administrators, family members, and students – what made a good school.
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Higher test scores do not necessarily equate to quality schools. James Noonan shows how using standardized tests as the singular gauge for school quality affects school and residential segregation.
What makes a good school? The MCIEA School Quality Measures project seeks to consider what each unique school brings to the table, rather than creating a rigid, zero-sum standard.